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Bug#274260: marked as done (Successful Sarge Debian-Installation rc1 on PowerPC Beige G3 from 2.6 ofonlyboot.img boot floppy)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:41 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #274260
has caused the Debian Bug report #274260,
regarding Successful Sarge Debian-Installation rc1 on PowerPC Beige G3 from 2.6 ofonlyboot.img boot floppy
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: RC1 (sarge-powerpc 2.6.8 kernel)
uname -a: Linux ppc 2.6.8-powerpc #1 Fri Aug 27 18:02:26 CEST 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
Date: 20040930 3:13 UTC

Method: Boot floopies downloaded from 

boot images = ofonlyboot.img root.img network-drivers.img cd-drivers.img

CD = weekly iso-1 CDROM dated Sep. 20, 2004 from

deb mirrors = ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable* (see comment [3])

Machine: Power Macintosh Beige G3

Processor: PowerPC,750 rev. 2.2
processor       : 0
cpu             : 740/750
temperature     : 31-33 C (uncalibrated)
clock           : 233MHz
revision        : 2.2 (pvr 0008 0202)
bogomips        : 465.92
machine         : Power Macintosh
motherboard     : AAPL,Gossamer MacRISC
detected as     : 48 (PowerMac G3 (Gossamer))
pmac flags      : 00000000
L2 cache        : 512K unified pipelined-syncro-burst
memory          : 64MB
l2cr override   : 0xa9100000
pmac-generation : OldWorld

Memory: 64MB
MemTotal:        61904 kB
MemFree:         31344 kB
Buffers:          1916 kB
Cached:          16180 kB
SwapCached:          0 kB
Active:          17808 kB
Inactive:         5476 kB
HighTotal:           0 kB
HighFree:            0 kB
LowTotal:        61904 kB
LowFree:         31344 kB
SwapTotal:      249992 kB
SwapFree:       249992 kB
Dirty:               4 kB
Writeback:           0 kB
Mapped:          10144 kB
Slab:             4320 kB
Committed_AS:    26960 kB
PageTables:        368 kB
VmallocTotal:   923472 kB
VmallocUsed:     10480 kB
VmallocChunk:   912472 kB

Root Device: Seagate Baracude 9GB at /dev/sda
(that's pci/mac-io/scsi/sd@0:3 to Open Firmware 2.01f)
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/sda3               915192     53365    812999   7% /
tmpfs                    30952         0     30952   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda9              3588204     32876   3373056   1% /home
/dev/sda7                27968      1045     25431   4% /tmp
/dev/sda5              3748768    159952   3398388   5% /usr
/dev/sda6              1830418      8239   1724523   1% /usr/src
/dev/sda4              1830418     89235   1643527   6% /var

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Motorola MPC106 [Grackle] (rev 40)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Heathrow Mac I/O (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage 
I/II 215GT [Mach64 GT] (rev 9a)

0000:00:00.0 0600: 1057:0002 (rev 40)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: 106b:0010 (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 0300: 1002:4754 (rev 9a)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [E]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]


Initial boot [E]
[1] The ofonlyboot.img started but the screen image (tuxmac in the frame 
buffer corner) color was messed up.

[2] The ofonlyboot.img floppy finished loading, but I had to eject it 
with a paper clip. I was not prompted, but I inserted the root.img. 
There were no kernel messages scrolling, but eventually, the d-i dialog 
screen began.

Install base system [E]
Hope this is clear enough to _someone_.
[3] A previous CD installation with this snapshot iso installs 
vmlinux-2.6.7-powerpc (with no choice), rather than the 2.6.8 on the 
floppy. I'm not sure exactly which kernel is used for the floppy's base 
installation, (it was late) but before I got that very welcome kernel 
choice, a dialog  warning appeared saying no modules were found to match 
the kernel. Huh?? I had selected the default, "testing", when 
configuring apt. (I had earlier gotten a "bad mirror" error after my 
first choice, debian.uchicago.edu, and changed mirrors.) After the 
kernel modules error message, I returned to the main menu, reconfigured 
the debian mirror to "unstable" and _presto_ was able to continue 
without further incident. I just discovered that these mirror/version 
changes did not remove the previously selected mirrors from 
/etc/apt/sources.list. Look ...

#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Sarge_ - Official Snapshot powerpc Binary-1 (20040920)]/ unstable contrib main

deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

Hey! CD reads "testing _Sarge_ ... unstable." Intuition, not experience 
tells me this list isn't good, but the system seems "stable" (get it?), 
even after a dist-upgrade in this state. Smarter heads than mine must 
have a plan.

Install boot loader [4]
background - I had used BootX to install from the same CD on the same 
box, and d-i said it was installing quik boot loader, but no progress 
bar; it quikly ;) bounced me back to the main menu, and there was no 
message that it had installed successfully. 
(see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=273986 )

This installation, we have progress bar, success message and 
configuration, even a warning that Open Firmware changes might require 
one to zap the PRAM. The saga continues with quik; however, because I'm 
still reading how and haven't booted without BootX. But thanks to the 
successful quik configuration, now I have mac-centric /proc/device-tree 
to learn on.

Thanks for powerpc d-i improvements, all! Amen,

P.S There's an even more action-packed play-by-play narative of this 
installation here:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/09/msg00650.html .

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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
  the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
  D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
  fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful

The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet. 

In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.

You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.

If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
against installation-reports.

Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.

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